Marina Rosenfeld was born in New York and has been based there since 1999. A composer and artist working across disciplines, her work has been at the forefront of experimental practices in sound and performance since the 1990s, when she mounted her first all-female electric-guitar ensembles under the name Sheer Frost Orchestra. Her works are known for a complex integration of musical notation and improvisation as the basis for sculptural interventions into monumental and/or resonant spaces, and a conceptual approach to the deployment of loudspeakers, bodies and musical forms. She has had solo presentations in recent years by institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the Park Avenue Armory in New York; the Whitney, Montreal, Liverpool and PERFORMA biennials; and the Holland, Wien Modern, Borealis and Ultima festivals, among many others. Recent projects include commissioned works for documenta 14 and Donaueschinger Musiktage, and solo exhibitions at Portikus (Frankfurt, Germany) and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies during 2017. She is co-chair of Music/Sound at Bard College’s MFA program.
Photo: Marina Rosenfeld, Untitled (Deathstar), 2017, ink on poster.